Z2 Comics and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a global brand development, marketing, and entertainment company and owner of the Elvis Presley Estate, today announced an all-new original graphic novel that captures the amazing story of one of the most celebrated performers of all time: Elvis Presley. The book is available for pre-order in multiple editions now, including a limited-edition oversized hardcover accompanied by a new compilation album from Sony Music, mirroring the story through the musician’s own early output that came to define American rock and roll.
Elvis: The Graphic Novel will follow the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s humble beginnings in Memphis as a young artist struggling to find his voice and break into the music industry. From the history-making Sun Studio to television sets across the nation, the trials and tribulations of Elvis Aaron Presley are illustrated in graphic detail by author Chris Miskiewicz (Grateful Dead: Origins, This Is Where We Fall) and Marvel Comics artist Michael Shelfer.
“Elvis is one of the most universally celebrated names in entertainment,” says Z2 publisher, Josh Frankel. “His name transcends music itself as one of the larger-than-life figures in the history of pop culture. We hope to make this graphic novel an origin story for Elvis fans akin to what Alan Moore’s Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is for the Son of Krypton.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Z2 Comics on the release of Elvis: The Graphic Novel, written by the brilliant Chris Miskiewicz and illustrated by the exceptional Michael Shelfer,” said Marc Rosen, EVP Entertainment, Authentic Brands Group. “We are confident that fans of all ages will connect with the story and be delighted by the visual content.”
Elvis: The Graphic Novel will be released in softcover at finer bookstores and comic shops everywhere in August 2021 and is available to preorder now directly from Z2 Comics website in both standard and a deluxe “Blue Suede” edition, inclusive of an exclusive vinyl compendium and prints from artists Chris Hunt and Erik Rodriguez.